William J. Fehrman

President and CEO

William J. Fehrman has been a senior executive within the Berkshire Hathaway Energy family of companies since 2006. During this time, he has held executive roles for PacifiCorp Energy, MidAmerican Energy, and BHE Renewables. He’s managed Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s cross-business cyber and physical security strategies, and served as the lead executive of Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s supply chain and procurement initiatives.


Berkshire Hathaway Energy is a diversified global holding company that owns subsidiaries principally engaged in energy businesses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Philippines. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy businesses include AltaLink, L.P., BHE Pipeline Group, BHE Renewables, BHE U.S. Transmission, HomeServices of America, Inc., MidAmerican Energy Company, Northern Powergrid Holdings Company, NV Energy, Inc. and PacifiCorp. William serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of PacifiCorp, as Chairman and Director of HomeServices of America, Inc., Northern Natural Gas Company, Northern Powergrid Holdings Company, and NV Energy, Inc., and as Director of AltaLink Management Ltd.


He graduated in 1984 from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 1998, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University, Denver, CO. He also completed the Reactor Technology Program for utility executives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and National Academy for Nuclear Training. Additionally, he completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Management Course. William is a former member of the National Nuclear Accrediting Board.


William is one of 18 Chief Executive Officers chosen to represent the electric industry on the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). He also is a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) and serves as Vice Chair of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) Member Executive Committee.